Jan 1914

It warmed up to the high 30’s yesterday for a couple hours, just long enough to melt the ice on the roads so today after breakfast we will go to McMinnville to get the onion sets and some meat for the freezer and some onions to eat.  I think that is all we are low on.  This morning it is 26 degrees but they promise up into the low 50’s for Nashville this afternoon so we should hit the 40’s and can do a little gardening this afternoon.  Looks like spring is on the way!

Jan 1, 1914  Thursday sure nice day   Boys no school to day  play day  Harret Thayer went home to day   no work in the Factory or Chair shop

Jan 2  Friday  Dora went to Keene   done some Trading  got my watch main spring  was broke

Jan 3  Saturday  Cloudy  Squalls  snowy  bad sleighing   good time to haul logs to woods

Jan 4   Sunday   No meeting to day

Jan 5  Monday  Dora washed  very nice day   I helped with my part then worked on C B

Jan 6  Tuesday  Dora washed   I done my part  then worked on C B

Jan 7  Wednesday Cloudy  Dora washed big one  I helped do my part then worked on C B

Jan 8  Thursday  Snow & Cloudy   Dora cooked up a lot to day  I put my hand in helping do the House work

Jan 9  Friday  fogy & cloudy  I worked on C B  Dora Ironed most all day

Jan 10  Saturday  Stormy bad day   I did but little work  kept close to the House  Dora a good lot cooking   Herman went to Hancock  then to Antrim to Basket ball

Jan 11  Sunday  Dora & Angie  Guy went to Church

Jan 12  Monday  Dora washed  bad day   it stormed and the wind blew a hurracane  could not dry cloths   I worked on C B

Jan 13  Tuesday  Cold day  the coldest day for the year 24 below zero   Dora no wash to day to cold & windy   I stayed very near the stove  when  I wasn’t doing chores

Jan 14  Wednesday  Plesant but cold  Dora washed to day   I helped do my part   I worked on C B

Jan 15  Thursday  Cloudy   squalls snow   dora big wash to day   I lent my hand  got done at 11 O clock

Jan 16  Friday  Cloudy  Dora Ironed  Mrs Loomis went home to day   I worked on C B   no school for the Boys  Maskerade Ball to Night at the Hall

Jan 17  Saturday  cloudy   Dora Ironed & Baked   I worked on C Backs   the wind is blowing at Night   it looks for bad day Tomorrow

Jan 18  Sunday  Plesant   Boys Dora Angie went to Church

Jan 19  Monday  Plesant  Dora washed   I helped do my part then worked on C Backs

Jan 20  Tuesday  Cloudy & snow   Dora washed   I helped do my part I worked on CB

Jan 21  Wednesday  Dora Baked and cooked lots   I worked on C B  Dora got man & woman stoping a day or two

Jan 22  Thursday  Cold day   Dora worked   Mr Hewey here to Night  give up her bed for him   I worked on C B  Man & woman in spare bed

Jan 23  Friday  Cold Morning   warm  to Night  may have a thaw lots of snow

Jan 24  Saturday   It is wamer to day   it rains to Night  the snow is going fast

Jan 25  Sunday  Dora  Angie & Boys went to Church

Jan the 9 = zero 4 below

Jan 26  Monday  Dora washed to day  got done at 10 O clock  I done my part   went over to Rob McCalls PM   bad day for washing

Jan 27 Tuesday  Dora washed but did not hang out   the cloths    I done my part bad day to wash

Jan 28  Wednesday  no wahsing to day   the cloths on the line dried to day   the line is emty now

Jan 29 Thursday  cloudy & warm  Snow melts  dora washed to day   bad day to dry cloths  I helped do my part

Jan 30  Friday  Cludy & warm  snow is going if it does notchetch cold it feels cooler to night

Jan 31  Saturday  It is a stormey day   snow & rain bad day  to be out  Guy went to Keene to Trade then went to Wilton  Silverbird & wife are here yet

This month was all put in the back pages of the  1913  diary.  Starting in Feb. Web wrote in the new Diary.

About Carol (Ouma) Petts

I am a retired teacher. I have taught all levels from kindergarten through college and have been retired now for over 20 years. The last ten years we have lived on a farm and lived off the land, growing our own food and canning for our extended family. Now we have sold the farm and are moving to Florida to truly retire. I guess I have always had a short attention span as this is our 11th move. We have moved from a small farm in New Hampshire, to more city type living, small business adventures, focusing more on traveling, Florida living, Georgia, and Tennessee farming and now back to Florida. My blog is a way to keep my children up to date on what I am doing and letting them know I am still alive and well. My children are spread across the country from New England to Florida, Nova Scotia to New Mexico and CA and several places between, They let me know what they are up to by commenting on my blog but they are so busy with their own lives most times I have to assume " no news is good news". Now I are starting on a new adventure so will try to give daily updates until we get settled into a routine. Then I know even if I am getting older and should settle down I will start looking for some new and exciting adventure to start. Welcome aboard. Norman died Oct 30, 2017 so I am continuing the journey alone with the aid of my children, grand children and great grand children. At present I am living with my daughter and we are 7 in one house and cover four generations. We range in age from 7 to 85 and are finding common ground, we are living proof that multi generations can live and function in a three bedroom house if they really want to. Soon my grandson will have his house built next door so we all will have a room of their own except for the seven year old twins who by choice will share a room.
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